Convenience spurred the invention of the sandwich, so that you could eat on the go, and the pizza, so that you could wheel chunks of sausage from town to town. Transport your palate with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Café Food and Drinks
For breakfast, cooks prepare frittatas ($5.25+) with zucchini, ricotta, pepperoni, and other savory toppings and griddle pancakes ($5.95+) with blueberries, bananas, or chocolate chips. For lunch, they assemble sandwiches such as the open-faced baguettes with smoked prosciutto and fontina cheese ($9.50). Hearty pasta dishes such as spaghetti with Sardinian caviar ($17.95) emerge from the kitchen at dinner.
There's a good reason that the English language adopted words such as "panini" and "cappuccino" from Italian. Those Italian-accented treasures are all on display at Café Americano, where chefs froth milk for espresso drinks and press hot sandwiches full of prosciutto, basil, and grilled zucchini. Servers slip past them to a cellar brimming with 300 wines, again with an obvious Italian focus. Aged steaks fill the air with the smell of earthy complexity, and the menu includes fresh locally caught seafood, much like the plot of most cartoons about cats.